HC Deb 06 May 1924 vol 173 cc255-6W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will give the estimated revenue and expenditure on the letter post for the current financial year?


The estimated revenue and expenditure of the postal services for the year 1924–25 on the commercial account basis are:

Revenue 36,654,000
Expenditure 31,233,000
Surplus 5,421,000

These figures include no provision for contingent liabilities, resulting from the judgment of the House of Lords in the "Sutton" case, in respect of arrears of War Bonus payable to mobilised Post Office servants. It is not practicable to give separate estimates for the letter post, as distinct from other postal services which are operated as part of a single organisation.